January 21, 2024
Tarot reading is a skill. A practice.
I use tarot cards to tap into my intuition. Just like any other muscle, intuition has to be exercised.
Every Sunday I make a call to my 600 Instagram followers for their weekly questions. These one-card tarot readings help me strengthen my practice.
This practice exposes me to so many more cards, cards I rarely pull for myself.
If it ends up helping others with wisdom from the Universe, even better!
How can I help myself reduce stress this week?
Page of Swords
There’s a lot of new happening!
You’re in a really exciting time. You’ll surely make mistakes and that’s okay.
But, don’t be afraid to ask questions! You don’t have to “go with the flow” just to be agreeable.
Ask questions, be curious, gather as much information as possible.
Don’t be afraid to bother people. Most people will want to help.
Will this work week be as chaotic and stressful as I’m anticipating?
Knight of Cups Reversed
With that attitude it sure will be!
But also, yes.
Knight of Cups Reversed is a sign you’re feeling moody. Even sulking!
What’s up buttercup?
Maybe you’re envious of someone/something and you’re not processing those emotions well.
Maybe you were looking at something with rose colored glasses and now reality is starting to peak through.
Take this as a sign to wade through your feelings but don’t drown in them.
Now is not the time to make any rash decisions.
What aspect of my life should I focus my energy on this week?
The Emperor Reversed
Tarot cards don’t always answer with clear specificity.
But this one is shouting.
This week you should examine your relationships with power and control.
Are you giving away too much of your power to someone else?
Do you need to take a stand against power?
How is power distributed in your life?
Remember – you don’t have to take power away from other people to build yours. You also don’t need permission to claim your own.
Do I switch jobs or do I stay so I can continue to focus on my side hustle?
Ten of Wands Reversed
Ten of Wands, especially when Reversed is a sign you’re already “doing the most”.
Making a big change or increasing your responsibilities likely won’t relieve your current stressors. It may be more helpful to try and share your burdens. You could even delegate (what a suggestion!).
But at the very least, be certain of what you’re really taking on before making big moves.
Tens are often endings, so perhaps one stressor will soon come to a natural end.
Weekly Tarot Reading Basics
Numbers hold a lot of meaning in tarot.
I’m no numerology expert but part of learning tarot is understanding the symbolism of numbers. Each card in the deck corresponds with a number. Many of them work together or have layers of meaning when added together. A key to quick readings is understanding how the numbers of each card influence the reading.
Each tarot card is packed with symbols.
The illustrations on each tarot card are beautiful and intricate. They’re also chock-full of symbolism. The real key to learning tarot is committing motifs to memory rather than individual cards. Master the motifs, and you’ll master the deck.
This Weekly Tarot Reading Series is composed of quick reads to curious Instagram followers. I am always looking to improve as a Tarot Reader and this is a practice exercise. The goal here is to quickly find an intuitive answer. I want to be able to trust my gut reaction is the right reaction.
Hey, I’m no doctor but if they can call it a practice, I can call it a practice. Weekly Tarot Readings give me the opportunity to grow. As an added bonus, I get to connect with people who might never otherwise reach out. I believe tarot is a tool to tap into divine guidance, not a roadmap definitively telling you what to do.